Microsoft announces $6 million competition for women-led enterprise startups
Microsoft’s venture fund M12 has partnered with Mayfield and Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures to announce the second global Female Founders Competition. Women-led startups building enterprise tech solutions in the US, Europ...
Spotify hits out at Apple for crushing competitors, reaches out to EC for help
Recently Senator Warren of Massachusetts criticised technology giants Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple for putting their competitors at a disadvantage. And after Warren, it is Spotify who is chanting the same slogan –...
Mojang starts Minecraft cat competition; winning cat gets put in the game
by Lewis White
Minecraft developers Mojang have started a competition worthy of all pet lovers’ attention: get your cat in Minecraft. Posted on the developer’s official blog, the Minecraft Cat Contest asks entrants to simply take an ...
Google’s Chrome OS is taking on Windows 10 with an improved tablet mode
Google has been setting its eyes on Windows 10 with Chrome OS, and now the firm is working on building out a full-on tablet mode for Chrome OS hybrids. The firm is working on changing how the Chrome OS launcher wors, so that the...
Amazon reveals new GameOn API to increase competitive community engagement in games
In addition to Facebook’s new Games SDK that aims to increase community engagement for PC games, Amazon is also looking to do something similar. For Amazon, however, the company is focusing on competitive engagement. Amazon ...
Phil Spencer considers PlayStation 4 Pro an Xbox One S competitor and not a true 4K console
by Asher Madan
Update: Spencer also commented on the dubious third-party deals Sony makes to keep content off of other systems. Spencer promised that the deals Microsoft makes will only go towards marketing as he doesn’t believe in this t...
Microsoft announces the winners of the Women’s Health Risk Assessment competition
Microsoft yesterday announced the winners of the Women’s Health Risk Assessment competition, a contest they launched on the Cortana Intelligence Competition Platform back in July this year. Based on the World Health Organization...
Microsoft announces the Excel World Championship competition
Microsoft yesterday announced the Excel World Championship competition. The Excel World Championship participants will be tested through questions focusing on: Data management, Data visualization and Formula writing. From O...
Microsoft responds to Tableau’s criticism on Power BI
Tableau is a leading Business Intelligence and Analytics software company and they are No.1 in this segment right now according to Gartner. They have been in the business for more than a decade now. Microsoft first announced the p...
Steve Ballmer Talks About Microsoft Competing With Apple And Amazon
In an interview with Bloomberg, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke about Amazon, Apple, Uber and more. When asked about Apple, Steve acknowledged that they have done a good job. He also said, “Microsoft will give them a go...
Your big idea could win a Microsoft Surface Hub and $25,000 for research
Microsoft Research is holding a new competition to “expand the potential applications of the Surface Hub across all aspects of society, from the workplace to the home to educational settings and beyond.” Microsoft is l...